You're moving house and you have a lot of questions. You want to pack up your whole life, but when it comes to packing, what do you need? What about storage? Do I really need a mover if I'm just moving across town? We've got the answers right here!
As you prepare to move, the thought of packing up your life and moving it hundreds or even thousands of miles can be daunting. You might not know how to pack fragile items in a way that will protect them from damage, what boxes are best for certain household items, or where to find affordable packing supplies.
We’ll also take a look at some of the most common mistakes people make when they pack themselves, so that you can avoid them. Read on for all the information about our packing services!
Moving is stressful enough, so why add packing to the mix?
Packing too many fragile items in one box can lead to smashed or broken glass and dishes. Packing a bunch of books together makes them more likely to have pages ripped out when they’re bumped during transit. And then there are all those little knick-knacks in your cabinets. It's likely a good idea to leave it to the professionals to handle all of the details.
At BoxStar Movers, we take a layered approach to packing. We pack your clothing right on top of the items that need protection and cushioning first, then finally build up all your heavier boxes with crumpled paper and protective items so they don’t break anything in their path.
We use sturdy materials like moving-grade cardboard boxes, shrink-wrap and bubble wrap to protect your belongings.
Packing is an important part of the moving process because it can make the difference between a smooth, successful move and chaos – not to mention potential damage. That’s why you should hire professional help. Packing services vary among companies in terms of when they are offered (before or after pick-up), what items are included (your entire home or just one room), and unpacking services.
If you have a small move, you may want to pack yourself. Here are some items that should be done by the movers: furniture disassembly and re-assembly; heavy boxes (over 50 pounds); large appliances; fragile items like china or glassware.
Some things can make your packing job easier – but there is no getting around the hard work and experience required to wrap everything securely for a longer journey. In addition to packing for a long journey, you need to pack each item so it's ready and easy to unpack.
The time it takes to pack and unpack your things depends on how much stuff you have. The more your things weigh, the longer it will take to load and unload them into trucks on both ends of a move.
It's important that you plan for enough time – at least three days - if not more, so everything can be packed properly. You'll need much less time to pack up a smaller apartment or condo but it's better to give yourself more of a cushion so stress levels remain low.
Hiring a professional moving company for your next move has many benefits. We take care of all packing up, loading and unloading – which means you don't have to worry about the heavy lifting!
Our staff will pack up every item in your home or office with white tissue paper and bubble wrap so everything is safe from damage during your move. Request a packing services quote or give us a call today at (202) 843-9181.